News Release

PlanLafayette Week, Registration Filling Up
Posted: 8/18/2017 6:00 PM
 

Sign Up for the Free Workshops to be held August 21-26
 
“PlanLafayette Week” is next week, August 21-26! Organized by Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and made possible by several community institutions, the week-long schedule events offers a variety of informative sessions focused on Lafayette’s Comprehensive Plan. 2017 marks the third year for the series of events highlighting successes and future action items for PlanLafayette, which has been in effect since 2014. All events are free, however space is limited and registration is required.
 
“The event schedule is a good combination of things we have achieved and things still on the horizon. We want to ensure that the community understands that our plan is not on a shelf—we are actively working on many of the action items, and it’s our job to make sure the community understands that. Events like this make that possible,” said Carlee Alm-LaBar, Director of Planning, Zoning, and Development in a statement.   
 
All event details, including registration information and location can be found at http://www.facebook.com/LafayetteComprehensivePlan/  or www.lafayettela.gov/ComprehensivePlan/Pages/PlanLafayette-Week.aspx
 

 
Details on the calendar of event are as follows:
 
Date                             Start Time       Session
Monday, Aug. 21,         7:30 a.m.        Downtown Action Plan Update (and Dat Dog Sneak Preview)
 ~ Presented by Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Enjoy an update on Downtown's activities and happenings and a sneak preview tour of Dat Dog-- one of Downtown's newest attractions coming later this summer!
 
Monday, Aug. 21,       11:30 a.m.        Rethinking PARK(ing)
 ~ Presented by ReCover Acadiana, DDA, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association
This workshop will cover details of PARK(ing) Day to be held September 15. In addition, draft parklet regulations will be available for comment. A complimentary light lunch will be served.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 22,        7:30 a.m.        Congress Case Study and LPTFA Campus Tour
 ~ PresPresented by Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority
Discuss the benefits of the Congress Street restripe nearly a year later and get a campus tour of the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority. A complimentary light breakfast will be served.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 22,      11:30 a.m.        Focus on Drainage: Development Workshop
Presented by REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of Acadiana
Discuss draft drainage regulations changes and other community strategies for managing water in the development process. A complimentary light lunch will be served.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 23,   9:30 a.m.        Project Front Yard Summit
 ~ Presented by Lafayette Economic Development AuthorityPresented by Lafayette Economic Development Authority
Featuring Rick Moore, a constable from St. Tammany Parish, who is responsible for creating St. Tammany's litter mitigation program. The Summit will also focus on projects and initiatives that improve the cleanliness of our community through environmental education, volunteerism and business engagement. A complimentary, light lunch will be served.
 
Thursday, Aug. 24,       9 a.m.             Capacity-Building & Grant Writing Tips by Crystal Taylor-Jones
 ~ Presented by Housing & Urban Development New Orleans Field Office
Learn tips about what you need to know to enhance your organization's capacity and infrastructure to prepare a successful grant application-- presented by Crystal Jones-Taylor, HUD New Orleans Field Office.
 
Thursday, Aug. 24,       12 p.m.           Housing & Redevelopment, A Panel Discussion
 ~ Presented  by One Acadiana
Join for a discussion about housing and opportunities for redevelopment in Lafayette Parish with Mark Goodson of CSRS, Yvonda Bean of the Lafayette Housing Authority and Crystal Jones-Taylor, HUD New Orleans Field Office. A complimentary light lunch will be served.
 
Thursday, Aug. 24,       5:30 p.m.        Fair Housing Assessment: Open House
 ~ Presented by Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Community Development and Planning, Zoning & Development Departments
 
Friday, Aug. 25,            7:30 a.m.        CREATE Summit, Day 1
 ~ Presented by Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission
CREATE will host a variety of workshops, conversations and presentations to help support and celebrate our cultural and recreational resources and economic drivers. Complimentary light food will be served during each session.
 
Saturday, Aug. 26,        7:30 a.m.        CREATE Summit, Day 2
 ~ Presented by Lafayette Convention and Visitors CommissionPresented by Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission
CREATE will host a variety of workshops, conversations and presentations to help support and celebrate our cultural and recreational resources and economic drivers. Complimentary light food will be served during each session.